Competition categories

Grand Prix Thailand

A – Category – open repertoire

A1 – Children’s choirs up to 12 years of age

A2 – Children’s choirs up to 16 years of age

A3 – Youth choirs

A4 – Adult choirs – mixed voices (S, A, T, B)

A5 – Adult choirs – equal voices (S, S, A, A, / T, T, B, B)

A6 – Chamber choirs

A7 – Senior Choirs

 

B – Category – Sacred music (Children’s, youth, adult, chamber, senior choirs)

  • The repertoire must contain only sacred music pieces.
  • The repertoire must contain one piece composed before 1750.

 

C – Category – Folklore (Children’s, youth, adult, chamber, senior choirs)

  • The pieces should be Ethnic/Traditional music or pieces arranged from ethnic/traditional music.
  • The repertoire must contain one piece from the choir’s country of origin.

 

D – Category – Popular music (Children’s, youth, adult, chamber, senior choirs)

  • The repertoire must contain only spiritual, gospel, pop and jazz music pieces.

 

E – Category – Contemporary music (Children’s, youth, adult, chamber, senior choirs)

  • The repertoire must contain only pieces composed after 1945.

 

Children’s choirs – Age limit, number of singers, time limit

Age limit: All children’s choir categories are defined by an age limit. The age limit for the majority of singers is up to and including 16 years of age on the day of the competition. The organisers grant an exception for 15% of the total choir members. This exceedance of the age limit must be reported to the organisers in advance.

Number of singers: The minimum number of singers is 14.

Time limit: The singing time for children’s choirs is 10 minutes. The singing time excludes time taken by entering/exiting the stage, time between pieces or time incurred by applause. The total performance duration is 15 minutes. If the time limit is exceeded, the jury will terminate the competition performance.

 

Youth choirs – Age limit, number of singers, time limit

Age limit: All youth choir categories are defined by an age limit. The age limit for the majority of singers is up to and including 26 years of age on the day of the competition. The organisers grant an exception for 15% of the total choir members. This exceedance of the age limit must be reported to the organisers in advance.

Number of singers: The minimum number of singers is 14.

Time limit: The singing time for youth choirs is 15 minutes. The singing time excludes time taken by entering/exiting the stage, time between pieces or time incurred by applause. The total performance duration is 20 minutes. If the time limit is exceeded, the jury will terminate the competition performance.

 

Adult choirs – Age limit, number of singers, time limit

Age limit: There is no age limit in adult choir categories.

Number of singers: The minimum number of singers is 14.

Time limit: The singing time for adult choirs is 15 minutes. The singing time excludes time taken by entering/exiting the stage, time between pieces or time incurred by applause. The total performance duration is 20 minutes. If the time limit is exceeded, the jury will terminate the competition performance.

 

Chamber choirs – Age limit, number of singers, time limit

Age limit: There is no age limit in chamber choir categories.

Number of singers: The maximum number of singers is 14.

Time limit: The singing time for chamber choirs is 15 minutes. The singing time excludes time taken by entering/exiting the stage, time between pieces or time incurred by applause. The total performance duration is 20 minutes. If the time limit is exceeded, the jury will terminate the competition performance.

 

Senior choirs – Age limit, number of singers, time limit

Age limit: The age limit for the majority of singers is at least 50 years of age on the day of the competition. The organisers grant an exception for 15% of the total choir members. This exceedance of the age limit must be reported to the organisers in advance.

Number of singers: The minimum number of singers is 14.

Time limit: The singing time for chamber choirs is 15 minutes. The singing time excludes time taken by entering/exiting the stage, time between pieces or time incurred by applause. The total performance duration is 20 minutes. If the time limit is exceeded, the jury will terminate the competition performance.